The Chemical Brothers: Behind The Scenes of “Wide Open” Music Video

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Directed by their long-term video collaborators dom&nic – previous visuals include the classic ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Setting Sun’ videos – The Chemical Brothers have received incredible acclaim for their stunning video for ‘Wide Open ft Beck’.

Today, the band have released a behind the scenes video for the project. This video gives a fascinating insight into the technological complexity of the piece and how the choreographer, dancer and VFX Team at The Mill collaborated to create the final, stunning visual. Please see appendix for full details.

Dom&nic’s vision was to merge the mechanical and organic, having been inspired by procedural cellular structures; the VFX Team at The Mill created a full CG model of the dancer, Sonoya Mizuno, comprising of 107 individual anatomic rigs, as well as bespoke tools to allow the seamless transformation which happens during the dance. Dom&nic have made an abundance of legendary videos including David Bowie & Trent Reznors’ ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ and ‘Ava Adore’ by The Smashing Pumpkins.  

The bands #1 album ‘Born In The Echoes’ is out now on Virgin EMI
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